IKEA’s Founder Ingvar Kamprad Dies at 91

STOCKHOLMS: Internationally renowned furniture brand IKEA’s founder Ingvar Kamprad passed away Sunday night at the age of 91.

The company said Kamprad was “one of the greatest entrepreneurs of the 20th century.”

According to a statement released by IKEA, he died in his house situated at Samland, South of Sweden.

Ingvar Kamprad was born in 1926 in Sweden. He started off his career at the age of five by selling matchsticks.

At the age of 17, he used the money gifted by his father to start IKEA. He stepped down from the board of IKEA in 2013 at the age of 87.


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